Unfortunately, in life when we subconsciously fail to deal with our issues, those issues don’t go away, they just get bigger. By not dealing with our issues, we consciously withdraw from our responsibilities.
No longer feeling we can take responsibility for ourselves, often means were depressed; or perhaps we’re withdrawing until we get back on our feet; or as part of a coping strategy. Couples may withdraw from each other when they begin to struggle in their relationships.
As a child I would often withdraw emotionally, it’s the way I coped. As the adult of course it’s much more difficult to withdraw. I cope by focusing on the problem, whilst trying to find a solution. Always work on the philosophy that for every problem there is a solution.
Of course once we take negativity out of our lives, once we change certain aspects of our lives to help deal with our issues, we will have a lot more peace. It’s so important to make sure our lifestyle and life works for us, even if the way we work doesn’t work for anyone else. Our life isn’t about anyone else, it’s our life.
Go back to basics if you’re not already there and get to know what makes you, you. It’s important to try to ascertain which parts of you you’re struggling with and why. Usually, when you look closely, you will begin to see that your problems may not actually stem from you, but from something or someone else.
Finally, listen to your inner thoughts, because those thoughts are usually right. By using these tools, we’ll finally take small, but significant steps to stop emotional withdrawal.